Overview of Greywater Reuse: The Potential of Greywater Systems to Aid Sustainable Water Management
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About the Authors
Lucy Allen is a research associate with the Pacific Institute’s Water Program. Her research interestsinclude water quality and drinking water regulation, and the links between water, energy, and climatechange. Ms. Allen received a B.S. with Honors in Conservation and Resource Studies from theUniversity of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, she worked at Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory where she assisted with research on soil organic carbon cycling and completed an honorsresearch project on the effect of earthworm invasion on the turnover and stability of soil organiccarbon.
Dr. Juliet Christian-Smith is a senior research associate at the Pacific Institute. Her interests includeagricultural water use, comparative analyses of water governance structures, water reuse, and climatechange. She is the recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Award for OutstandingAchievement and a Board Member on the Agricultural Water Management Council. Dr. Christian-Smith holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Biology from Smith College. Prior to coming to the PacificInstitute, Dr. Christian-Smith was in Portugal on a Fulbright Fellowship studying the implementationof the European Union Water Framework Directive.
Meena Palaniappan is director of the International Water and Communities Initiative. Formerly thedirector of the Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice Program at the Pacific Institute,Ms. Palaniappan is an engineer with more than 15 years experience in community-basedenvironmental planning and research. She has worked extensively on water, sanitation, and hygieneissues internationally including in Mexico, East and West Africa, and India. In India, she has workedwith numerous community-based organizations on water pollution, basic water needs, and water andclimate change. She is currently leading projects on expanding the ability of communities to choosewater and sanitation technologies and approaches, and improving the resilience of communities towater insecurity as a result of climate change. Ms. Palaniappan received a M.S. in Energy andResources from the University of California, Berkeley and a degree in Environmental Engineeringfrom Northwestern University. Her interests include environmental justice, community sustainability,pollution prevention, and international sanitation.